Trade Breaks: Pope, Eternals, Crows

“German actress Johanna Wokalek (“Barefoot”) will replace Franke Potente as the 9th-century female pontiff in Constantin Film’s long gestating “Pope Joan.” Scheduling conflicts forced Potente to pull out. Principal photography on “Pope Joan” is now set to begin in August, for a planned 2009 release…” (full details)

“CBS Films has preemptively bought Chris Hauty’s pitch “The Eternals”, described as a romantic supernatural thriller set on a college campus. Hauty penned “Never Back Down” and that film’s director Jeff Wadlow and producer Craig Baumgarten will re-team on this project which is expected to be Wadlow’s next…” (full details)

“Producer Mataichiro Yamamoto is prepping a sequel to “Crows Zero,” an actioner about school gang wars that earned $24 million in Japan in 2007. Helmer Takashi Miike and star Shun Oguri will reunite for the sequel. Filming is skedded to start in July, with release set for next year. One other main cast member from the first pic, Kyosuke Yabe, has also signed on…” (full details)